Metallica and Their Master of Puppets Are Rising on the Charts

Despite Metallica releasing “Master of Puppets” all the way back in 1986, the song is now getting very popular due to it featuring on the finale of Stranger Things’ latest season. In it, the song was played by Eddie Munson, who picked up his electric guitar and shredded it to distract some demo bats away from Vecna’s home, allowing Steve, Nancy, and Robin to infiltrate his lair. The scene was quickly dubbed one of the best in the whole series.

Eddie Munson playing Metalica's Master of Puppets during Stranger Things' season four finale.

“Master of Puppets” Got Metallica at the Top of the UK Music Charts

When “Master of Puppets” originally dropped in 1986, it reached number 29 on the Billboard 200. Now, decades later, the song climbed Spotify’s Top 50 Global playlist and reached the top 30. It seems that Metallica band members will certainly make some serious cash from getting included in the finale of Stranger Things’ season four.

Metallica and Kate Bush Had Their Songs Features in Season Four

Metallica's lineup when Master of Puppets came out

Kate Bush has already made more than $2 million in streaming royalties since the debut of season four, where her song “Running Up That Hill” was featured in several episodes. Just like the case with Metallica, her song became so popular that it topped the UK music charts 37 years after its release in 1985. The singer-songwriter was delighted with the newfound success of her song and took to her website to thank the Duffer Brothers – the creators of the show. Bush also mentioned that she was stoked by the positive reaction and didn’t expect the song to take off as it did.

Bush was overwhelmed by the scale of support and affection the song was receiving and shared how it was all happening really fast. To her, it felt like she was being driven along by a kind of elemental force, and admitted that she felt moved by it all. “Running Up That Hill” reached the top of the charts after 37 years and knocked off the record-holder “Last Christmas,” which got the number one spot 36 years after its release.